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Forest Scene with Figures: Narcisse de la Pena Diaz

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Directory: Fine Art: Paintings: Oil: Europe: French: Pre 1900: Item # 427780

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Narcisse Virgile de la Pena Diaz, French, 1807-1876. This oil on canvas is housed in the original beautiful 19th C frame. It is 12.1" by 16.1" (framed - 22" by 25") It is signed lower left. Born in Bordeaux, France, he was known for his dark landscapes in the Barbizon Style. He started studying art at an early age and was a student of David. He showed for the first time at the Famous Salon De Paris in 1831 and subsequently every year from 1834-1859. Diaz was a very independant artist who observed the movement of the shadows and light in the small openings in wooded landscapes. He is a painter of the "instant" and is considered a preimpressionist. His paintings are in at least 30 museums: including the Louvre, as well as museums in London, Moscow, Helsinki, Amsterdam, Many cities in France. He has a very extensive auction record as well as a very long listing in Benezit. His painting sell for up to $45,000.
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